[TYPO3-typo3org] [TYPO3-dev] Download counter in TER doesn't work!

Robert Lemke robert at typo3.org
Thu Aug 31 22:02:34 CEST 2006

Hi Michael,

>> Does anyone knows if there's some special files that has to exist in 
>> an extension in order for the download counter on TER to work?

yes, I know that.

>> The download counter on my extension stays on 1 and never moves. :(
>> I know that several people has downloaded it from the feedback I have 
>> gotten.
>> I have posted a bugreport on bugs.typo3.org, but as usual no reply.  :/
>> So I figured I'll try asking here..

> please post to teams.typo3org for these issues. Anyway, have a look into 
> the EM in a working TYPO3 installation or directly into the 
> extensions.xml to see whether the download counter is already wrong 
> there, or just on the TER frontend on typo3.org.

A simple reason for that: All downloads which are triggered by TYPO3 4.0 
  or later are not logged simply because there is no script yet which 
tracks these downloads.

Earlier versions of TYPO3 downloaded extensions by sending a POST 
request to the TER. The extension receiving this request just increased 
the download counter.

Nowadays we download extensions by a direct HTTP request to one of the 
mirrors. What we need to track this is a little php script which 
analyzes the Apache log files, calculates the number of downloads for 
each extension and then calls a SOAP function in the main repository to 
increase the download counter. On the server side (ie. the TER) all is 
ready to handle this, what's missing is only the analysis script.

If you're interested in creating such a script please raise your hand ...


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